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76ers GM denies blasting Joel Embiid, others via Twitter accounts

Philadelphia 76ers general manager has denied a report that he used Twitter accounts to criticize players and other NBA figures. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)
Philadelphia 76ers general manager has denied a report that he used Twitter accounts to criticize players and other NBA figures. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo is denying a report connecting the executive to Twitter accounts that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other NBA figures.

The accounts also took aim at former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri and former Sixers players Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel, according to a report by The Ringer.

The Ringer asked the team about five Twitter accounts it suspected the GM was operating. Colangelo said in a statement that he used one of the accounts to monitor the NBA industry and other current events, but he was “not familiar with any of the other accounts” brought to his attention and he didn’t know who was “behind them or what their motives may be in using them.”

Embiid told ESPN on Tuesday night that Colangelo called him and denied the story. Yahoo Sports reported Colangelo was standing by his statement to The Ringer. A message was left by The Associated Press seeking comment from the Sixers.


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